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GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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GSN Awards 2012

Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

House passes bills to bolster transportation security, operations

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The House has unanimously passed three bills that aim to bolster security at airports, provide oversight of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Office of Inspection, and simplify travel for veterans.

They include H.R. 4802, the Airport Security Enhancement Act of 2014, which was introduced by Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson (R-NC). Its goals include improving intergovernmental planning for and communication during security incidents at domestic airports.

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Mocana and DMI enter strategic partnership

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Bethesda, MD-based Digital Management (DMI), a provider of mobile enterprise solutions and services, and Mocana has announced that DMI will integrate the Mocana Atlas Extended Enterprise Platform into its comprehensive mobile enterprise solutions.

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ZixCorp unveils ZixOne on the Samsung Solutions Exchange

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Dallas, TX-based Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), a provider of email data protection, has announced that ZixOne is available on the Samsung Solutions Exchange, expanding mobile security options for enterprises using Samsung’s mobile devices. The Samsung Solutions Exchange addresses the needs of business owners by creating mobile solutions on a portfolio of enterprise-grade Samsung mobile products.

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children partners with Nixle to assist law enforcement

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has joined forces with public safety notification provider Nixle to help law enforcement reunite missing children with their families. Since launching the venture, NCMEC has provided support to law enforcement in nearly 90 cases nationwide -- cases that may not have been brought to NCMEC's attention at all or as quickly without Nixle's participation.

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SecureKey and Oberthur Technologies collaborate on GSMA mobile connect-based solutions

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Toronto, Canada-based SecureKey, a provider of trusted identity networks, and Oberthur Technologies (OT), a provider of digital security solutions for the mobility space, has announced their collaboration to bring to market a range of solutions compliant with the GSMA-led Mobile Connect initiative that provides secure access and authentication for online services.

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CellAntenna announces new high power RF Multiband Remote Unit for use in mobile phone jamming and managed access applications

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communications

Coral Springs, FL-based CellAntenna Corporation, a provider of solutions to enhance and prohibit cell phone signals, has announced its latest product for jamming and managed access, the High Power Multiband Remote Unit (CA-MBRU-HP) providing 100 Watts per band combined to a single output port. The system can be used in prisons and government facilities that require control of cell phones due to security risks.

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FCC plans $34.9 million fine against Chinese online retailer of signal jamming devices

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to issue the largest fine in its history against C.T.S. Technology Co., Limited, a Chinese electronics manufacturer and online retailer, for allegedly marketing 285 models of signal jamming devices to U.S. consumers for more than two years.

The FCC applied the maximum fine allowed to each jammer model allegedly marketed by C.T.S., resulting in a planned fine of $34,912,500.

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